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In pics: New cartoon Star Wars film!

Clone troopers fight against an army of battle droids

There's good news for Star Wars fans because a new film is hitting cinema screens across the country from Friday. But Star Wars: The Clone Wars is very different to the other movies, because it's a cartoon!

scene from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The action takes place during a galactic war between Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

Anakin Skywalker in Clone Wars

Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker - the future Darth Vader - starts a mission against crime boss Jabba the Hutt and other baddies.

Scene from The Clone Wars

The film features loads of well-known characters in cartoon form, including Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Scene from The Clone Wars

But there are also some new characters to meet, like Anakin Skywalker's apprentice Ahsoka Tano.

Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was originally destined for TV, but the people who made it thought it was so good it's been made into a film AND a TV series!

George Lucas

Star Wars creator George Lucas said: "We started working on the [TV] series and we developed all this new technology, new techniques, this different look to everything and I saw it... and I said 'wow this is good enough to be a feature film'."

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